WordPress has been accepted as a mentor for the Google Summer of Code, 2013 which is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for *gasp* open source projects!
Naturally, it makes sense that WordPress provide some level of mentoring and coaching for the youngins to get their feet wet. The student list is growing at a fast pace – now it’s time to get the mentors in line.
This means that Jen Mylo is looking for you:
- IF you have worked on an assigned feature team in one of the last few releases, you can be a mentor, yay!
- IF you haven’t worked on an assigned feature team but you’ve had multiple patches accepted in one of the last few releases, you can be a mentor, yay!
- IF you have themes/plugins in the .org repo and the lead devs say your code is good, you can be a mentor, yay!
- IF you don’t meet either of these criteria but think you’re skilled enough and want to contribute, I need to have your code vetted by the lead devs.
If any of these things describe you then you need to head over to the Codex and add your name, by today. Follow this process here to learn more as well.
This falls well in line with what I deeply believe is part of our responsibility of giving back. It’s our opportunity to help others become more productive people, developers, and designers in our growing community.
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